Nanotechnology

Curriculum Description

The Nanotechnology curriculum prepares students to characterize and fabricate materials for biological, textile, chemical, and electrical applications at the atomic level.

Course work includes biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, and an extensive array of very detailed nanotechnology-specific courses, using high-tech equipment and complying with high-precision quality control and clean-room protocols with a multidisciplinary focus.

Graduates should qualify for various positions in industry and government, including research and development, materials testing and processing, optics and sensors, electron microscopy, and emerging nanotechnology industries.

The following represents one way in which the program of study can be completed. Students who aren’t able to follow the recommended curriculum model below should consult their academic advisor to be sure that they take courses in the best order for their success.

Associate in Applied Science

A20190 REVISED
NC CIP: 15.1601
Day
POS Approved: Fall 2020

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry NEW VERSION Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
MAT 121 Algebra/Trigonometry I NEW VERSION Requisite 2 2 0 3
NAN 111 Intro to Nanotechnology 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
BIO 110
OR
Principles of Biology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction Requisite 3 3 0 4
BIO 111 General Biology I REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite (3) (3) (0) (4)
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
CHM 131
AND
Introduction to Chemistry REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 3 0 0 3
CHM 131A
OR
Introduction to Chemistry Lab REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Requisite 0 3 0 1
CHM 151 General Chemistry I REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite (3) (3) (0) (4)
Totals

Class Hours: 14
Lab/Shop Hours: 8
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 17

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ENG 114 Prof Research & Reporting Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Global Distinction Requisite 3 0 0 3
MAT 122 Algebra/Trigonometry II Requisite 2 2 0 3
NAN 112 Fund of Nanosci 3 0 0 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
PHY 131
OR
Physics-Mechanics Requisite 3 2 0 4
PHY 151 College Physics I Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Requisite (3) (2) (0) (4)
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 13

Fall Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NAN 132 Nano Regulations & Ethics 2 0 0 2
NAN 241 Nanofabrication 3 2 0 4
NAN 243 Nanocharacterization 3 2 0 4
___ ___ Humanities/Fine Arts Elective Comprehensive Articulation Agreement ** ** 0 3
___ ___ Technical Elective * * * 3
Select one:
Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
ANT 210
OR
General Anthropology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement (3) (0) (0) (3)
PSY 150
OR
General Psychology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction 3 0 0 3
SOC 210 Introduction to Sociology REVISED REQUISITE Comprehensive Articulation Agreement Universal General Education Transfer Component Global Distinction (3) (0) (0) (3)
Totals

Class Hours: 11
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 19

Spring Semester

Course Course Title Class Hours Lab/Shop Hours Clinical/WBL Hours Credit Hours
NAN 131 Nano Safety Practices 2 0 0 2
NAN 242 Nanofab of Thin Films 3 2 0 4
NAN 244 Electron Microscopy 3 2 0 4
___ ___ Technical Elective * * * 3
___ ___ Technical Elective * * * 3
Totals

Class Hours: 8
Lab/Shop Hours: 4
Clinical/WBL Hours: 0
Credit Hours: 16

Total Credit Hours: 65

Legend

  • : Comprehensive Articulation Agreement - This course is recommended for students transferring to a four-year university.
  • : Local Requirement
  • : Instructional Service Agreement
  • : Universal General Education Transfer Component (UGETC)
  • : Global Distinction
  • : Requisite(s)

Additional Information

Humanities/Fine Arts Electives — Select one: ART 111, ENG 131, HUM 110, HUM 115, HUM 220, MUS 110, PHI 215, PHI 240, or REL 110. Consult an academic advisor concerning other possible electives.

Technical Elective – Select 9 hours with a minimum of 3 subjects:
BIO 112, BIO 163, BIO 168, BIO 169, BIO 275,
BTC 181, BTC 281, BTC 285,
CHM 132, CHM 152, CHM 251, CHM 252, CHM 263,
CTR 115, CTR 120, CTR 220,
MAT 171, MAT 172, MAT 223, MAT 271, MAT 272, MAT 273,
NAN 251, NAN 252,
PHY 133, PHY 152, PHY 251, PHY 252,
WBL 111, WBL 121

**Hours will vary depending on course selection.

A20190 REVISED